Home Study Courses
Brave Writer Home Study Courses are designed to provide your homeschooling family the greatest amount of writing instruction with the most flexibility for you and your schedule. The Writer’s Jungle is a complete writing manual that offers you the guidance you need for teaching your own children to write (pre-writing through competent adult). Help for High School is written for the self-directed teenager who wants to master rhetorical thinking skills and the expository essay format.
We provide these resources so that you can become the most effective writing coach/ally your children will have for the rest of their writing lives. Even if you aren’t a homeschooling parent, but want to know how to best support your child in the writing he or she does in school, The Writer’s Jungle and Help for High School can give you the practical tools and advice you need to confidently help your kids succeed in writing.Read more about Home Study Courses…
The Writer’s Jungle is the centerpiece to the Brave Writer program. In it, homeschooling parents find the insight, support and tools that help them become the most effective writing coaches their children will ever have.
Brave Writer’s Help for High School is the solution to your writing needs for teens. Most high school writing materials are designed to explain academic writing formats. Help for High School goes further. It helps teens learn how to think and argue while creating their own powerful writing style at the same time.
The Jot It Down! program is a 10-month writing plan. This is the product that plans monthly writing projects for you, with step-by-step instructions and a weekly schedule to carry them out. Jot It Down! is designed for your youngest writers: 5-8 years old.
The Partnership Writing program is a 10-month writing plan to accompany The Arrow and The Writer’s Jungle. This is the product that plans monthly writing projects for you, with step-by-step instructions and a weekly schedule to carry them out. Partnership Writing is designed for 9-10 years old.
The Faltering Ownership program is a 12-month writing plan to accompany The Arrow or The Boomerang and The Writer’s Jungle. This is the product that plans monthly writing projects for you, with step-by-step instructions and a weekly schedule to carry them out. Faltering Ownership is designed for students 11-12 years old.
Language Arts Programs
Brave Writer language arts programs (Arrow, Boomerang and Slingshot) use classic literature to teach the mechanics of writing (such as spelling, grammar and punctuation) while also featuring literary elements (3rd-6th grade), think piece questions (7th-9th) and poetry (10th-12th).Read more about Language Arts Programs…
The Wand is a language arts subscription program that provides support for development in reading, spelling, punctuation, and grammar for children ages 5-8.
The Arrow is a language arts subscription program that provides support for development in spelling, punctuation and grammar for children ages 8-12.
The Boomerang is a language arts subscription program that provides support for development in spelling, punctuation, and grammar using living literature for junior high students (7th to 10th grades).
The Boomerang Book Club is a literature discussion club that is conducted in one of our customized online classrooms, and facilitates literary analysis. Appropriate for 8th-11th grades.
The Slingshot program features digital downloads that teach spelling, punctuation, grammar, and literary style through copywork and dictation passages drawn from living literature. The Slingshot is designed to serve the language arts needs of high school students.
Brave Writer online classes are uniquely designed with the busy homeschooling parent in mind. Classes last anywhere from three to eight weeks. We offer courses that address a specific writing need so that you can take one or more over the course of a school year. We keep the class sessions short so that you may work your family vacations around the class schedule. Classes repeat throughout the year, as well. We offer classes on the quarter system. Each quarter features a new slate of classes, and many of our popular ones repeat.
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Brave Writer Lifestyle
Have you ever thought, “I love the Brave Writer philosophy, but how do I make this work every day for my family?” If you have, you are not alone.
I’ve set up an email list for anyone interested in daily and weekly reminders that will help you to implement the ideas and actions that you believe in but feel somehow paralyzed to perform. Or perhaps you are just forgetful or can’t figure out where to start. Now you will remember and know where to start.
Each of the activities will have a corresponding page on my website that will help you to know what steps to take, what materials you need and suggestions to enhance what the email reminder tells you to do.
- *New! A Gracious Space
- Literary Elements
- Poetry Teatimes
- Nature Journaling
- Writing Projects
- Art Appreciation
- Movies and Television
- One on One Time
- Friday Freewrite
- Read Alouds
- Jot it Down
- Language Games
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